|Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
|Rivka Augenfeld 11July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Rivka Augenfeld, native Yiddish speaker and active member of the Montreal Jewish community, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 11, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rivka Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July, 11, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Politics and political movements; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Rivka Augenfeld; unions; Bund; Holocaust; immigration; childhood; poetry; literature; translation; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Lithuania; Avrom Sutzkever; partisans; education; Chaim-Leib Fox; Khayim-Leyb Fuchs; Montreal; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Warsaw; Poland; Litvak; Varshe; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish accents; FPO; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; United Partisans Organization; Real Gymnazie; Leon Trotsky; hasidism; Isaac Deutscher; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Russia; Kovne; ghetto; Great Depression; Vilne Ghetto; Chiune Sugihara; Soviet; Palestine; Austria; Gratz; zionism; Israel; 1970s; library; theatre; DP camp; Displaced Persons camp; 1950s; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Camp Hemshekh; summer camps; Shmerke Kaczerginski; Arbeter Ring; Avrom Reyzen; Rochel Korn; Meylekh Ravitch